Friday, May 31, 2019

One Rug .... GONE!!!

If you have a nose for things, it can get you in trouble.  Even with allergies and spring pollen, I can smell things like a dog.  No really ..... after nine years laying on the floor, I can smell my dogs in this rug.  The rug .... the rug smells like dogs.  I sit next to it every night and wrinkle my nose.

I love this rug and didn't want to try and replace it, so I did what every good housekeeper does.  I got out my pressure washer, cleaned off the patio and went to work.

Sometimes my ideas aren't all that good.  I hooked up the water hose, only to find water streaming out all around the connections on both ends.  How in the world do those ends get bent like that?  After dragging a new hose over, I was ready to get started.

I spent the first ten minutes trying to get the air out of the machine so water would come out.  Highly mechanical things befuddle me.  Another 35 minutes and my washing was complete.  This is the AFTER picture.

With brut strength, I tugged, pulled and manhandled it up on to my patio table to dry in the sun.  If you think these rugs are heavy, you should try to move one that's full of water!!

About 3:00 I went back outside to see how it was going.  Afraid of lumps and bumps, I put it back down flat on the concrete.  That's funny ..... it had an even worse smell!!  WHAT??????  I guess there's nothing like a wet rug from Turkey.  It was awful.
I came inside and spent the next hour on the internet trying to find a replacement.  It may be a little better today, but I rather doubt it.  All that work for nothing!!!  I'll check it again this morning, just to be sure.  That's probably one rug GONE.

All the while, the kids lounged on the couch.  They don't like the slick hardwood floors at all.  In dog speak, he's saying "what the heck were you thinking??"
Those 150th Railroad Celebration medallions?  I saved one for this gentleman, a charter member of our little train group, Ed Price.  He's a 98 year old Veteran (possibly 99) and just gave up driving his motorhome with his lovely wife Anita.  These two went to practically every RV rally we ever had.  Bob Poole, also long time member, made the presentation, which made Ed smile.  That's all I wanted to see.
It's a day of rest for me, since tomorrow is the class on making ciabatta and other breads.  At this point, I'm thinking of canceling.  After all, I've given up bread.  Truly, I can't believe I've done that, because a month ago, I would have said you are crazy!!  If there's two things I love to eat, it's bread and ice cream!!!  



14 comments:

  1. Professional rug cleaners send it out they run it through a machine which basically dry clean said little pricey but cheaper than a new rug in most cases they pick up and deliver

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    1. That would be perfect, but remember, I'm in the middle of nowheresville and there ARE no professional rug cleaners. There was one years ago, but he went out of business! It's me or the cleaner you rent at the grocery store, and honestly, I don't think they even have THOSE any more! LOL

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  2. I agree with Ed about having the Rug sent out.
    Nice presentation to Ed. He truly appreciates it.
    Are you going Two for Two? It's our vices that keep us round.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Right on all accounts Rick!!! (I hate to admit that last one)

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  3. it's beautiful. Have smaller throw rugs throughout the rig so the old dogs can get traction. They are easy to throw outside and wash. And it doesn't take long to dry here in AZ. I cant even imagine giving up bread. Don't eat much ice cream so mo problem there.

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    1. I do have rug throughout the rig for traction, mostly for the poodle. They seem to have hairy feet and slip a lot. Ice cream is a REAL problem for me!!

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  4. Good luck with your rug , a dry cleaning should do the trick, Nic to present that Medalion to Ed am sure he appreciates it. Hmm just give uo the RV at 98? Wow that is amazing. So there still is hope for us young ones yet?

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    1. You've got 30 more years to travel George!!!

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  5. If things don't work out for the good rug you washed, try Amazon. We've switched to inexpensive rugs for high traffic areas, they're disposable. I got this one at the end of last year to go under an office chair and so far it's holding up well. I do admire your gumption in taking it outside and washing it!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWUEXVP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

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    1. Great idea Allison! Those ones at Quartzsite just might be perfect. Cheap and throwaway!!

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  6. Perhaps you can use the rug outside....on patio?? under motorhome to catch oil??? As for your hose, it sounds like someone (can you say lawn guys?) ran over the hose with their truck...just a thought.

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    1. Outside on the patio is perfect for the rug!! Thanks for the good idea!!! Not sure if they ran over it, it's just bent, not flattened, but still not round enough to fit the faucet.

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  7. Before sending the rug out, ask a mobile rug cleaning company for an opinion and quote. That looks like a big rug to move around and would be expensive to move around.

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    1. There is a carpet cleaning service here. Maybe they would clean it on the patio. I'm pretty sure it's a goner now though ... it's sticky. Possibly from the glue that holds it together???

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